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Why Nigeria is behind Malaysia, by minister

Federal, states vote N1.044b for GDP computation NATIONAL Planning Minister, Dr. Shamsudeen Usman, yesterday gave reasons for Malaysia’s impressive growth ahead of Nigeria in the last 20 years. The minister, who recalled his encounter with his Malaysian counterpart, said the Asian country has achieved its globally-acknowledged growth because it recorded 96 per cent literacy level […]

Convicted Rev. King’s family, church allege plans to prejudice appeal

THE family of convicted clergyman, Rev. Emeka Ezeugo, (a.k.a) Rev. King, the general overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly (CPA) and the church yesterday alleged that there are deliberate plans to prejudice the appeal filed in the court to overturn his death sentence. The family and the church, who spoke through their counsel, Mr. Olalekan […]

New U.S. Visa Processing Fees Take Effect April 13

THE United States (U.S.) Department of State has announced adjustment in its embassy visa processing fees effective from April 13, 2012. According to a statement by the Information Office, Public affairs Section of U.S. Consulate General, the fees for most non-immigrant visa applications and Border Crossing Cards will increase, while all immigrant visa processing fees […]

Eulogies As Mbu is Laid to Rest

AT exactly 2pm amid clement weather and joy of fulfillment, the remains of Nigeria’s first envoy to the United Kingdom (UK), Ambassador Mathew Tawo Mbu was laid to rest. He was interred in the grave he (Mbu) had prepared for himself over 50 years ago by the Catholic Church led Bishop Joseph Ukpo in Ukundi, […]

N’Delta needs N600bn annually for development

The Niger Delta Youth Parliament has said that the oil producing region needs about N600bn yearly to fight poverty, put in place basic infrastructure and ensure quick development. The NDYP stated that for the region to experience massive development, the N600bn should be released consistently for the next 10 years. The National Coordinator of the […]

Falcons, Banyana to clash in June

March 30, 2012  by Agency Reporter The Nigeria Football Federation and the South African Football Association have agreed on two international friendly matches between their senior women’s teams in June. In a letter to the NFF on Thursday, the SAFA confirmed that the Banyana Banyana, will take on the Super Falcons in the first leg […]

SSS parades seven for abducting UAE national

March 30, 2012  by Adelani Adepegba, Abuja 20 Comments Marilyn Ogar | credits: File copy State Security Service on Thursday paraded seven suspects aged, between 22 and 33, in connection with the alleged abduction of a United Arab Emirate national, Mohammed Khamis. The suspects, who were arrested on March 20, are Ojo Ajibade, Lamidi Akinkunmi, […]

Army raids Boko Haram hideouts in Kaduna, arrests 65

March 30, 2012  by Agency Reporter 230 Comments Nigerian Army has arrested no fewer than 65 suspects in Kaduna between Wednesday and Thursday in a renewed onslaught against the fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram. While the soldiers arrested 33 suspected sect’s members on Wednesday at the Barnawa Complex of the city, 32 more suspects were picked […]

DIG Haruna John pays last visit to force headquarters…IGP bids late DIG bye at police parade

From MURPHY GANAGANA, Abuja Friday, March 30, 2012 •Friends and relations consoling Mrs Olayinka, wife of the late DIG Haruna John at the funeral parade in Abuja yesterday. Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on This Section Goodnight Haruna, may your soul rest in peace”. That solemn statement by the Inspector General of police, Mohammed […]

Police foil attempt to blow oil pipelines

Police in Bayelsa State have foiled an attempt to blow oil pipelines at Agbura in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. The development has thrown the Agbura community into panic with youths and community leaders putting heads together on how to prevent a future occurrence. The pipeline was about to be blown up by […]



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